Monthly Archive: October 2021

World Osteoporosis Day (20 October)

October 20 2021

World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20th each year, is a prime time to put the spotlight on osteoporosis. Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as...


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Breast Pain and Aches

October 7 2021

What is breast pain? What are the symptoms? Breast pain, otherwise known as mastalgia, is very common in women, occurring in nearly 70% of women and is rarely linked to breast cancer. Breast pain is a feeling that occurs in the breast region that may cause the breast to feel tender or sore. The pain may range...


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Be Breast Aware

October 5 2021

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts. Changes to look for include: a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast a change in the size or shape of your breast a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing...


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 2021

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Early detection It’s important for women of all ages to know what they can do to help find breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. This page provides information about...


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